EMC Avamar Alternatives and Competitors

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Matthew Gill
Real User
Senior Network System Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 07 2019

What is most valuable?

The restore and backup agent is really great. It takes the load off of vSphere or vCenter or any of our ESXi hosts. It makes things just a dream to manage. The fact that the API is so available to us… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I don't think that we have had an instance where we needed to recover en masse, like from a ransomware attack, but we have disaster recovery in production, and as part of our strategy we back up… more»

What needs improvement?

I joke around, every time we meet our SE, and say they could use a dark theme for the user experience. Everything else has a dark theme now, so it'd be cool if it had a dark theme. But on the serious… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I remember hearing that we purchased a multi-year, contractual agreement. I don't know if we purchased the hardware outright or if it's a lease-to-own scenario.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We replaced Avamar with Rubrik and it assumed the exact same role that Avamar had. I never got to use Avamar. It was decommissioned before I got to my current company. When I worked in higher… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice would be in the form of a question. If you have the money to purchase Rubrik, the real question is do you want success? Do you want it to work? Because if you want it to work and you want it… more»
Henry
Real User
Team Lead at Tata Consultancy Services
May 13 2018

What is most valuable?

Disk-based implementation of a data protection solution for multiple sites, which is a better fit for my complex data protection needs.

How has it helped my organization?

The D2D2T archive of my PACS data improved after I put Spectrum Protect 8.1.4 into production.

What needs improvement?

They need to reduce the complexity and make the learning curve easier.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

If you do not have deep pockets, don't come to IBM.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I don't see moving from TSM to Spectrum Protect as a solution swap, I see it as just re-branding.

What other advice do I have?

Be careful what you wish for, and make sure the new solution will fit into your current IT environment.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

EMC Avamar and Cohesity were also in the PoC.
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